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Bygones for Oct. 30, 2018

Tessa Porter and Jessica McKay-Jones watch the launch of the space shuttle Discovery at Nettleton Magnet School. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Oct. 30, 1978

Natural gas bills could go up 9 percent starting Nov. 27 if the Duluth Water & Gas Department passes on a wholesale rate increase to customers. The increase from Northern Natural Gas is still subject to approval by the Federal Energy Commission.

Two Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance leaders have accused the county assessor's office of monitoring their personal and political activities. The two believe the assessor is taking retaliatory action against them by reassessing their property after they participated in an Alliance rally in Duluth.

Oct. 30, 1998

After months of preparation, a police chaplaincy program begins this weekend in Douglas County to assist crime victims and traumatized citizens. A pool of six clergy from various faiths will take turns being available to Superior police and Douglas County sheriff's deputies.

Mr. Nick's Famous Charburgers is coming back to its old location at 220 W. Superior St. in downtown Duluth. Nick Patronas, who closed Mr. Nick's in early 1996 in favor of Burger King, will lease the restaurant to two partners.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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